• tiradojose@gmail.com
  • Howard University

Biography

I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, were I conducted my undergraduate studies at Universidad Metropolitana. In May 2004, I earned the  Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences, and a minor in Biology. In 2005 I entered the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS), and I obtained my Master of Arts degree in December 2008.  The topic of my research was air pollution climatology on the island of Puerto Rico. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in HUPAS.

Current Research

I am working with a chemistry-transport model to study heterogeneous chemistry over the island of Puerto Rico. In particular I am studying the effects of mineral aerosols (Saharan dust) on the concentrations of tropospheric gases. My research interests are air pollution meteorology, aerosols, and air quality modeling.

Presentations:

Tirado, J; Morris, V: 2014. Aerosols modeling in Puerto Rico during the summer of 2009. Urban environmental Pollution Conference. Toronto, Canada; June 2014.

Tirado, J; Morris, V: 2014. Particulate matter modeling in Puerto Rico during wet and dry season episodes. 18th Joint conference on the applications of air pollution meteorology with the A&WMA.

PM 10 variations from 1985 to 2004 on the island of Puerto Rico. Presented at 17th Joint conference on the applications of air pollution meteorology with the A&WMA.  AMS Annual meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2012.